Lucy Liu has spoken out about various onset clashes she endured with the beloved actor Bill Murray while filming Charlie’s Angels.
The source of the clash was based around Bill Murray referring to her as a TV actress. Liu addressed this old rumour while featuring on the Los Angeles Times’ Asian Enough podcast. The famed actress stated: “As we’re doing the scene, Bill starts to sort of hurl insults, and I won’t get into the specifics, but it kept going on and on.”
Adding: “I was, like, ‘Wow, he seems like he’s looking straight at me.’ I couldn’t believe that [the comments] could be towards me because what do I have to do with anything majorly important at that time?”
“I literally do the look around my shoulder thing, like, who is he talking to behind me? I say, ‘I’m so sorry. Are you talking to me?’ And clearly, he was because then it started to become a one-on-one communication.”
Liu continued to say: “Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it. So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it. Because no matter how low on the totem pole you may be or wherever you came from, there’s no need to condescend or to put other people down. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have.”
The star later added that it did seem to be an isolated incident, stating: “I have nothing against Bill Murray at all. I’ve seen him since then at an SNL reunion, and he came up to me and was perfectly nice. But I’m not going to sit there and be attacked.”
As far as Murray is concerned, he addressed the rumours of the rift openly himself way back in 2009, and he certainly didn’t deny the outburst. “Look, I will dismiss you completely if you are unprofessional and working with me,” he added, “When our relationship is professional, and you’re not getting that done, forget it.”